It's about time.

Many of you that can relate to this. Working long hours at your career. Raising your families. Buying a home and paying all the bills related to being homeowners and parents. We're now retired and don't need all that work and expense. Now "It's about time" to follow our dreams.

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

More Purging Towards Fulltiming.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

Tired as we were when we went to bed last night Kathy slept soundly until this morning. I on the other hand woke after only a couple of hours of sleep and then I couldn’t shut my mind down thinking of everything from things to pack, the solar system for the trailer to remounting the bicycles on the rear of the trailer. Finally after tossing and turning I simply had to get up and go sit at the computer. It still took nearly two hours before I was tired enough to go back to bed and another half hour before actually falling asleep. 

It was nearly 8:30 before we got up for breakfast and by 9:30 we’d eaten and finished reading on the computers. Kathy was anxious to continue our chore of Purging and the place she chose was the office closet. We only had a few things left in the closet by the time we stopped for a late lunch and even at that Kathy wanted to keep forging ahead because she was over hungry. She seems to have forgotten that we will still be in the apartment until early spring. Even though we are now just under the hundred days before our Fulltiming Target Date we have time to pace ourselves or we’ll end up getting sick again if we are not careful. 

By the middle of the afternoon I’d overloaded a shopping cart with a stack of boxes that were leaving the apartment for the last time. Our first stop was at Value Village where we dropped off a number of boxes filled with STUFF that we no longer have any use for. They will in turn sell it and the proceeds will go to supporting other local charities. 

From there we started heading towards Amherstburg but stopped at Burger King where we used a couple of coupons which resulted in our supper costing us less than nine dollars. We even spent some time people watching just so we could relax. 

When we arrived at Kevin and Melissa’s and brought in a large box of bakeware they acted like it was Christmas all over again. They’ll keep most of it and pass along their old bakeware to someone else that needs it. Kevin and I went to the garage where I retrieved the last two long bars for the exercise weights I’ll be passing on to my grandson Tyler. We also loaded the four wheel utility cart that will help us with our move. We normally visit on Wednesday evenings but Melissa had to work overtime so we rescheduled for tonight. As usual the conversation never stopped and neither did the laughter. 

Tomorrow we have plans but that doesn’t mean we won’t be making further progress towards our Fulltiming goal. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.

Pictures from Yellow Jacket
RV Park, Florida.


 Office Jokes, Quotes, and Anecdotes

Labor Force: A [2010] study out of Sweden finds that women workers are more likely to have babies if their co-workers recently had babies. The study argues that this is not a result of motherhood-inclined women coincidentally sorting themselves into the same family-friendly offices, but rather that co-workers actively influence each other’s childbearing decisions. Even co-workers relatives can be influential.

Catherine Rampbell, Economix Blog, New York Times


  1. Keep at it... Soon your time will be here

  2. Wow Kathy and Rick, your downsizing progress is advancing more rapidly than you probably had envisioned. You’ll be done ahead of time and if the Canadian weather permits, maybe you could vacate your apartment earlier and take a little trip with your camper before setting into your new spot at the RV Park. In any case, it must already feel a little empty in your rooms. Glad everything seems to go so smoothly, but you do a good job in planning ahead. We’ll be following your progress!

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